Peter Gill

Obituary of Peter Stanley Gill

GILL:  Peacefully, surrounded by love, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Thursday, December 14, 2023, Peter Stanley Gill of Grand Bend, age 69.  Long-time partner and companion of Francesca G. (Scrofano) Lama.  Fondly remembered by his niece Elizabeth Fitzgerald, many cousins and their families and Frances’ children Josie Lama and Peter, Francesco Lama and Louise, Gabriel Lama, Michael Lama and grandchildren Victoria, Lucas, Ariana and Emma.  He will be missed by his lifelong friend Kyle Harrison and many good friends he made through the years.  Predeceased by his parents Stanley (1984) and Esther (Parkes) (1994) Gill, sister Janis (2010) and John Fitzgerald (2013).  A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with Visitation on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by the Graveside Interment Service for Family and Friends at the Grand Bend Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Jim Innes Officiant.  Peter owned and operated the Barefoot Pedlar Variety Store on Main Street in Grand Bend for many years and served his community with the Grand Bend Fire Department for over 25 years.  During his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and even crafted his own boat.  Peter loved hockey, from playing to watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. 

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